Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 18, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

CBS News: Watch Out for Online ID Theft 16-Nov-02 07:33:24 ET

Story Highlights:“(CBS) It’s a jungle out there on the Internet: Your online identity can be stolen…”

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“Linn’s Stamp News writer/editor Rachel Supinger was sitting at her desk one morning recently when she got a call: Was she really selling 15 laptop computers on eBay?…”

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ZDNet: Ruling: Cops Need a Warrant To Hack 15-Nov-02 08:01:32 ET

Story Highlights:“A federal judge has ruled that law enforcement officials went too far when they tried to use evidence gathered by a known hacker to convict someone of possessing child pornography…”

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“The decision, handed down earlier this month, is believed to be the first to say that hacking into an Internet-connected home PC without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures…”

Full Story on ZDNet Wired Security Mentality for WLANs 18-Nov-02 08:46:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Latis Networks, a company known more for its wireline network security applications, is taking its wired mentality into the WiFi realm with the release of its StillSecure Border Guard Wireless application…”

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“What makes his product more effective than intrusion detection systems (IDS), said Rajat Bhargava, Latis Networks president and chief executive officer, is the fact Border Guard won’t let unauthorized users on the wireless local area network (WLAN) in the first place…”

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ZDNet: Ellison: IT Industry Makes Life Difficult 15-Nov-02 07:46:06 ET

Story Highlights:“Oracle CEO Larry Ellison used his keynote speech at the company’s annual convention to chide the information technology industry for making life difficult for corporate IT managers…”

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“Ellison also claimed it’s been more than 10 years since someone has hacked into an Oracle database…”

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CNET Hackers Drop Spyware into Popular Tool 14-Nov-02 20:45:15 ET

Story Highlights:“The main Web site for downloading a popular open-source network-monitoring tool remained off-line Thursday following a revelation that rogue hackers had implanted spyware in the latest version of the software…”

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“Copies of tcpdump, a utility for monitoring data traffic on a network, and its library of code, called libpcap, had both been corrupted on the site, said Michael Richardson, Webmaster for the site and a member of the open-source project that maintains the tools…”

Full Story on CNET

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